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Goose

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Hi all, As you may have noticed Goose's tag is once again sending data. Goose appears to be spending all his time in the Gulf Stream in water about 68 degrees F. With the approach of summer and increased water temps, we will be doing another sea turtle release in the next couple months. It will be interesting to see if any of the new turtles enter the Gulf Stream and hang out there as well... Only time will tell. Thanks again for your continued interest in Goose. Connie Merigo, NEAq Rescue Program Director.

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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2009-08-26 20:30:00
Release Location: Dowses Beach, Osterville, Massachusetts
Last Location: 2011-08-09 13:20:59

Adoptive Parents:
BHMCS Room 246 and 249
St. Charles School
Kristen DiSpaldo
Laura Andreoli
Katie Grace Martin
Andrea Holmes
Marine & Aquatic Conservation Club
Mrs. Bruno's 3f 2009-10
Keaton Tierney
Teresa Fridrich
Donovan and family
Claudia Barrios
Lorraine Reibert
Meghan Mcglone
Neha Dayalani
Lisa Junkerman
Elizabeth Colhoun
Casey John
Marina Praet
Stephen Pelletier
Room 102 ME Small School
Jennifer Slater
Chris Brewer
Ms. Fletcher's Class
Laura Fillion
Quito Braun-Ortega
Alexander Dale
Angela & Anela Renel
Mag6
Abbie Roglitz
Miller Ramos
Molly Irene Smith
Rebekah Thackston
Roisin
Andre
Elisha
Eric Danilowicz
Stephanie
Clint Daly
Mary Eva
Casey Pearce
Patrice Rutherford
Jeremy
Laurie
Sofia Ruiz
Sandymount Elementary Third Grade
Allyson Voner
Brittany and Leland Maschmeyer
Amber Good
Barry White

Background

"Goose," as we have come to call him (or her?), was given his name because of a large gooseneck barnacle that was attached to his shell when he stranded. Just for the record, we do not know the sex of goose, but for the purpose of this post I will refer to this turtle as "he." Goose was rescued by a biologist from the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, our partners in sea turtle rescue and conservation. When found on the Beach, Goose was severely hypothermic and arrived at the Aquarium unresponsive. He responded very well to therapy; he slowly regained his strength and his activity level returned to normal. Over the course of seven months he gained 4.3 kilograms - that's a whopping 9.4 pounds! Goose is being released at a healthy and robust 20 pounds!


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